The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: An Instructional Guide for Literature


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  • Grade: 4-8
  • Item: 40216
  • ISBN: 9781425889890

In this Newbery Honor book, the Watsons visit their grandma in Birmingham, intending to have their troubled son stay with her, but return home when there is a bombing at her church. Connect students with events from the past as they complete the activities and lessons in this instructional guide for literature. This rigorous, cross-curricular lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to comprehend complex literature and help them understand the significance of the historical events the story is based on. This resource supports College and Career Readiness Standards and is packed with tools to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more. Add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature with this invaluable resource.

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